Precious Metal Clay - Make your own Silver Jewellery
One day workshops for beginners with Jenny Timms

"A great day - very patient instructors, small class size meant lots of 1:1 input'. - Susan

Precious Metal Clay (PMC) - make your own silver jewellery using PMC, including a textured and polished pendant, a pair of earrings, a leaf pendant using a real leaf or a necklace incorporating an initial letter - your own or someone else's!

In this workshop you will learn about the fascinating world of jewellery-making with Precious Metal Clay - aka. PMC. PMC is a clay-like combination of pure silver and organic binders that, when fired, become solid silver.

This class cost includes 15 grammes of silver PMC - enough to make 3 projects, created to give you experience of a range of clay making techniques.

After discussing the properties of PMC, the options for firing and how to make the most of your clay we'll begin with a simple earrings project. You'll learn to handle the clay, roll it out and add textures, cut out shapes and refine the finish of the clay before firing in the kiln.

Next, you'll choose to make either a groovy 'Initial Letter' necklace about 40mm high, like the one shown on this page or start work on a multi-layered leaf pendant. You can choose your own inital, or make a personlised silver gift for someone else! With this project you'll learn about some of the clay modelling properties that make PMC so versatile.

Your third project will teach you finishing and polishing techniques that you can apply to future projects. You'll make a pendant with silver clay decorations of your choice and incorporating a 'high-shine' element to give a bright, highly polished look to your piece. You'll also learn how to make a bail out of PMC to add to the back of your pendant.

If you have enough clay left over, you can then make a fun, personalised cartouche using our letter stamps or a silver charm using a rubber mould.

We provide enough silver clay for your main projects as part of the course cost; more can be purchased from us during the class or afterwards.

Watch Jenny introduce this workshop, show examples of the projects you can make, and the materials and tools you'll be using on this class. All videos hosted on YouTube.

  • On Video Two watch Jenny demonstrate how to make a simple piece of PMC Silver Jewellery.
  • On Video Three Jenny shows us the polishing and finishing stages of the piece she made earlier.
  • On Video Four Mike demonstrates torch firing - a good option for creating PMC jewellery at home!
  • Visit this page to see videos on workshops and courses, rotating views of art, chats with artists and helpful tips for glass crafters - click here.

The course cost of £159 inc VAT per person includes:

  • 15 grammes of PMC and silver PMC paste (enough for all your projects on the day)
  • Use of all tools and apron and kiln time for your larger pieces
  • Torch firing demonstration with guidance for continuing at home if wanted
  • Light lunch from the Bell cafe & refreshments during the day
  • Maximum class size 3 people
  • All your work to keep
  • Eligibility for our Project Days Programme
  • Class runs from 10.30am to 5pm approx at our Northants studio near Towcester

Book your place - Precious Metal Clay Silver Jewellery for Beginners

If you're ready to book, choose the date you prefer and use the PayPal buttons to make your booking. You can pay by card or PayPal. We can also take bookings in the studio or you can buy this class as an emailable gift voucher.
All bookings are subject to our class bookings Terms And Conditions.

We've updated our workshops-related COVID-19 fact sheet - find it here.
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2022 Classes

  • Wednesday 29th June - PMC Jewellery for Beginners, 3 places remaining
  • Saturday 13th August - PMC Jewellery for Beginners, 3 places remaining
  • Saturday 10th September - PMC Jewellery for Beginners, 3 places remaining







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You can read more on our blog post about this class, here.

If you like this class, you might also like Fused Glass Jewellery for Beginners - make funky fuseed glass jewellery while learning about glass fusing.


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About Jenny Timms and Mike Caddy

Jenny and Mike are developing new workshops to add to the established range of Vitreus Art classes in glass art forms. Our workshops aim to encourage anyone to jump right in and have a go, no previous experience required!

Both Jenny and Mike have completed the UK PMC certification programme and are delighted to be able to share this exciting craft!
PMC is suitable for home enjoyment - feel free to ask us about setting up your own PMC jewellery studio

Make a choice of silver pendant designs - precious metal clay for beginners with Vitreus Art Pieces made on a recent workshop
Make a silver leaf pendant using a real leaf and PMC Paste on the Vitreus Art PMC for beginners class
Make a leaf pendant with a real leaf like Mandy's!
Silk painting - make your own coloured silk scarfMake a groovy initial silver letter, like this 'J'
Using shibori silk painting techniques
Learn a range of PMC rolling and texturing techniques
Precious Metal clay jewellery made by a student at Vitreus Art
We provide enough PMC clay for several pieces in the price!
Folding silk before applying coloured dyes
Polishing a finished piece ready to take home
Working with textures to make silver jewellery at Vitreus Art
When fired PMC becomes 99% pure silver jewellery

What attendees have said about our classes:

"Excellent. I loved it. Lots of suppprt and encouragement."

"With four students there was plenty of help. Everything prepared so well."

"An enjoyable and informal day, yet very informative and creative"

"The day flew by. Was interesting and inspiring and left me eager to do more in future."